Acute vs. Chronic Effects of Exercise on Mental Health

Steven J. Petruzzello, Daniel R. Greene, Annmarie Chizewski, Kathryn M. Rougeau, Tina A. Greenlee

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The current chapter aims to provide an overview of acute and chronic effects of exercise on important mental health outcomes (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, cognitive function, and psychological well-being). A relatively brief synopsis is provided for each in addition to exemplar studies of the current state of knowledge about acute and chronic effects of exercise on each of these outcomes. Most of these outcomes are treated in much more detail in other contributions to this volume and we refer the reader to those where appropriate. In addition, we provide what we think are important implications in each of these areas for health care practitioners (e.g. physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, personal trainers) as well as implications for those working in primary and secondary school settings (e.g. administrators, teachers).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Exercise Effect on Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationNeurobiological Mechanisms
EditorsHenning Budde, Mirko Wegner
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781498739528
ISBN (Print)9781498739511, 9780815348863
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions
  • General Neuroscience


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